Tuesday, June 24, 2008

XBOX Sorrows

OK, so my XBOX 360 is being replaced/repaired again! The count is up to 2 times now for the 'red ring of death'; which I found out a reason for...

They are blaming it on the cold solders. Hearsay states that there is a large amount of solders in the XBOX 360 and that the lead level requirement (US) made them lower the amount of lead in each solder (effectively weakening the solder). Damnit, we want this issue to go away!!!

Read here for the entire detail: Wikipedia Link

I'm just glad Microsoft keeps extending warranty for this fault... thus replaced the console at no cost to me (other than 2-3 weeks without it).